2021 Create Change Fellow
Brooklyn | Painting, Installation, Storytelling
Ella Mahoney is an Aquinnah Wampanoag artist, illustrator, and teacher currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work is based on storytelling and draws inspiration from creation stories; as well as from narratives of her personal experience of indigeneity through lenses of love and nature. Her recent projects explore large scale silk painting and installation as a medium that invites people to play and participate in creating comfortable, loving spaces.
What is the role of art and culture for the future of the city?
“I see the role of art and culture in the future of the city as being something to bring people together in joy. To create space where we can listen to the stories of those who have not been acknowledged for so long and unlearn the false narratives built into our society together.”